NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

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NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by Pacafeliz » Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:02 am

Well I've been on the hunt for a good Mustang for quite a while now. Had dozens (literally) of em over the last decades but hadn't been able to find the one to bond with.
Now I saw this one I the local ads, guy from Berlin selling it at a very fair price. We exchanged some messages and agreed on a quick and easy deal, for even less.
I'd seen it was modded with a humbucker in the bridge, and that the output jack had been moved to the side, like a Tele, so to not have to mod the metal plate, I guess... Oh well. I don't buy stuff to invest or such so fuck it.

I paid, he quickly shipped and a day later (yesterday) it arrived.

More on the heavy side (70s ash, but of course not as heavy as the '76 Jag I got a couple months ago) but okok. And to my surprise, there's another pickup in the middle! I hadn't seen that (black on black in bad pics), cool!

I now figured out the switching, cool that the original Mustang wiring/function with the 2 original pickups was kept, and the 3 way switch of the humbucker works like: off - on (with the other pickups) - on alone. So that's really versatile and useful!

The neck is really narrow but fits my small hands quite good!

I had to flip the pickup ring (was mounted inverted) so I got a look under the pickguard.
Ok that's a butcher job but hey that's her history and you don't see it... And it's less weight too 😅

The single coils are the originals, the humbucker is a stamped pat.no. Gibson (guess 70s or 80s)!

Cleaned the fretboard, gave it a nice setup, will put new stings on it later today.
It REALLY rocks, sounds great!!!

I also like the look of the burst, where the red has faded out like on the Jag and Custom.

Here's a quick pic for y'all.
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So I'm happy to have found a good Stang that fits me, and I hope this turns out to be the keeper.
Crackwhore Jag and BroncoBlaster approve! ;D
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Re: NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by Pacafeliz » Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:04 am

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...in case you were wondering... ::)
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Re: NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by Pacafeliz » Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:05 am

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Gore 'n stuff... :wtf:
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Re: NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by MatthewK » Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:16 am

ohhhh yeah, that is very "you" - the perfect crackstang.

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Re: NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by Pacafeliz » Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:30 am

MatthewK wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:16 am
ohhhh yeah, that is very "you" - the perfect crackstang.
;D what a nice compliment. Seriously :-*
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Re: NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:47 am

ya know. as ugly as it is, i dont hate it.
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Re: NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by cestlamort » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:27 am

That’s a great looking guitar (even with the gore and blood and all under the pick guard)

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Re: NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by Scout » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:29 pm

She's not so bad even with her knickers off, I like the pickup layout.

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Re: NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by Veitchy » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:48 pm

Is it just the photos or is there still some red on the forearm contour? I've never seen that particular sort of discolouration before. Great detail. Great 'Stang.

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Re: NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by biro » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:04 pm

70s mustangs are overly underrated guitars. can be hit or miss but if you find the right one, then it is REALLY right!
nice score, nice mustang!

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Re: NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by dc » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:26 pm

nice score!

i think you win the prize for "Last NGD Post of 2020." oddsmakers also have you pegged as the frontrunner for "First NGD Post of 2021" :D
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Re: NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by countertext » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:33 pm

Too much rock and roll.

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Re: NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:30 am

Veitchy wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:48 pm
Is it just the photos or is there still some red on the forearm contour? I've never seen that particular sort of discolouration before. Great detail. Great 'Stang.
Yep that's right, there's still red left, only there. Weird, huh?
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Re: NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by mackerelmint » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:59 am

Nice one! The fading is really cool, and yeah it suits you. Happy NGD, Pat!
This is an excellent rectangle

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Re: NGD: 1977 crackwhore Mustang!

Post by BoringPostcards » Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:34 am

Awesome. I love it. Good score, Pat.
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